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MINI-BERGSTEAD Model – 1/24 scale

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  • #15218
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    shredder7753
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    Bergstead(tm)

    i walked into somebodies cabinetmaking shop today and offered him $20 to drill holes into a piece of lexan plastic to make the windows. i provided the lexan, and the drill bit. they were busy getting ready to go do an installation so he said he would call me by tuesday.

    the windows and maybe a pinstripe- also paint on a front door – that should wrap it up for this version. later on i might put some flowers on it to make it useful for somebody.

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    #15223
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    prob tues ill launch this p-o-s. sorry for the grainy pic.

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    #15224
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    shredder7753 wrote:

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    you said to add diagonal reinforcing. did you mean to build that into the steel that’s set into the concrete? might be a good idea. instead of a normal rebar layout, use a cross-hatch design that would resist lateral torsion.

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    Yes and no. I mean a little diagonal cage reinfircing in each concrete deck and added anchering into the walls at the corners other wise you may see two diagonally oposite corners pulled out of the wall and two buckled. It should not add much, a hundred dollars or so , to cost. The model looks good and should help in testing and education.


    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #15229
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    shredder7753
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    until i put in the window ‘glass’ it still has too much water splashing in – that keeps me from putting on the lid, which is also solid concrete.

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    #15255
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    shredder7753 wrote:

    until i put in the window ‘glass’ it still has too much water splashing in – that keeps me from putting on the lid, which is also solid concrete.

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    wawsome yo!

    it’s painted now, has an adobe feel to it,

    the lines, and flag make it seem quite professional.

    Also I notice you’re not using an anchor but have boyant line for support.

    That’s a much more seasteading friendly option, is that the only stabilizer?

    lol and I was concerned I miscalculated, knew there would be some splashing :-).

    calm aware desire choice love express intuit move

    #15263
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    the line is just plastic coated steel. it’s sunk in concrete in a 5-gal bucket. the Berg has no means of staying flat – other than sheer weight.

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    #15323
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    here it is everyone, 100% complete. i want to send out a special thank you to every single person that helps make the fabric of this community. my Bergstead model would have never happened without u. im really proud to say its done:

    See videos at my Youtube channel.

    *Both new videos now up

    Sincerely,

    Richard M. Allen

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    #15329

    shred, looks great ! congratualtions !

    #15330
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    Shredder, this is one of the threads I’ve been following with great interest. I admit I was pretty skeptical when I first saw your bergstead concept, but after seeing the finished model, I have to say that it turned out very well. Congrats on completing it! You’ve already done more than most of the people I’ve seen around here, and that’s something to be proud of.

    While we’re being congenial, I’d like to also say how appreciative I’ve been of your attitude: upbeat, cheerful, motivated, inclusive, open-minded… Stick around and keep at it! You’re one of the people I think will make a difference.

    #15340
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    Well done body!

    I just wonder at this point,…

    How is it possible for TSI, for all this years, not to find at least equal financial and technical resources as Shredder to build @ least a similar size scale model of a seastead design of their choice?

    How is it possible that in spite of so many of us here who came up with designs and plans (me, Vince, Shredder,Wil, XNS), TSI ignored all this efforts, instead of committing a small fraction of the money donated to them specifically for seasteading purposes and get a small scale pilot project going?

    #15341
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    Capt.Sean
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    Thats a really cool glad to see an idea from plans on a paper to a real working model. Congrates

    #15470
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    thank u – everybody

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    #15480

    Shred, have you thought about mass production of those units?

    #15482
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    yes Ellmer, i did. i thought long and hard about how to mass produce them cheaply. then i put up these ads:

    http://delaware.craigslist.org/boa/2573065936.html

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330610746358#ht_500wt_949

    i never got a single response. so then i thought about lowering the price point – which is still an option. but theres three problems: theres no existing market of buyers. which means u really have to charm somebody with a product like this. also it weighs around 100 lbs. so its hard to handle it unless you happen to be a young male in decent shape and u have a hand cart available. the other problem is that the shipping was at least $100 per each unit. and that was simply based on weight. it might have to pass the 3-foot drop test to get that shipping price.

    im thinking about ditching the old design and just making the new one. once thats done i want to take it to some local hobby stores and find out if they want to put one on display.

    one of our friends on here offered to buy the original, im not sayin who tho.

    i still want to encourage you to make a scale version of the sub. fortunately for you they already have existing ballast systems that would work.

    im sure there would be friction if anyone tried to market a product on the forum, so thats why i didnt really mention it here.

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